Arsenal took an absolute vital win over Bayern Munich on Tuesday in the Champions League. Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil scored for the Gunners in the 2-0 win at the Emirates Stadium in London.
Arsenal were up against the ropes after losing the two opening games in the Champions League group stage to Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos. Manager Arsene Wenger was pleased with the performance and the win.
“We had an absolute necessity to win the game and we did it in an intense and disciplined way,” Wenger told arsenal.com after the game. “It was a top level game between two top-level teams. Bayern had more possession than us but we decided to make it tight in our final third and catch them on the break. The last part of the game where we went longer and used long balls we could play more in their half and they struggled. I think they dropped a bit physically as well but overall I think we have beaten a very strong team and kept a good level focus from the first to the last minute and kept a clean sheet as well.”
Petr Cech had a fine game in net for the Gunners, and Wenger acknowledged the importance of his Czech goalkeeper.
“He was important,” Wenger said. “I think he kept us in the game and you can say the same for Neuer. We had two top, top, top world-class keepers on the pitch today and that of course was vital on both sides.”
With the win, Arsenal climb to third in Group F. The Gunners will meet up with Bayern again on Nov. 4 at the Allianz Arena in Munich.